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A

A

A

The usual form of majuscule A in the manuscript, consisting of two strokes and resembling a single lobed minuscule a.

&A;

A

A

A variant form of majuscule A, resembling a double lobed minuscule a.

B

B

B

The scribe's usual majuscule B, composed of three strokes: the first is a marked seriffed vertical stroke; the second is curved stroke, resembling an 'Arabic-2 r', that does not meet the initial vertical; the third is a stroke that curves (often below the baseline) to join the first two strokes. This is a two- lobed B, both with open compartments.

C

C

C

The scribe's usual majuscule C, composed of three strokes: a curved left stroke that forms the bow; a horizontal headstroke that often dips slightly; a short stroke within the bowl of the glyph.

D

D

D

The scribe's usual majuscule D, composed of three strokes: a curved vertical stroke with a pronounced serif off the top; a bow forming curved stroke that meets the initial vertical (usually below the baseline); a short stroke or dot within the compartment of the glyph.

E

E

E

Majuscule E, only slightly larger than minuscule size, composed with a curved stroke and a horizontal stroke that originates off the initial stroke, curves sharply into the bowl of the glyph, and extends out beyond the main glyph.

ff

F

Majuscule F, composed of two minuscule form f's, but slightly larger than minuscule size. The two parallel curved vertical strokes share a horizontal cross-stroke.

I

I

The scribe's long-i, composed of a stroke that begins slightly above regular minim height, is seriffed, and descends below the baseline. It is representative of the first person pronoun, I, when written separately. It frequently begins slightly above regular minim height, is seriffed, and descends below the baseline. This graph is similar to the graph we transliterate as j, but is frequently larger.

J

J

I

The scribe's majuscule I, in Lombard form.

M

M

Majuscule M, formed in three strokes. The first originates at minim height, curves slightly, and descends below the baseline; the third stroke mirrors the first stroke. The second stroke is a regular minim stroke, but is taller than its surrounding verticals, and is therefore slightly taller than regular minim height (and thus distinguished from the second form of minuscule m).

N

N

N

Majuscule N, composed of a vertical left stroke, and an 'Arabic-2 shaped minuscule r' curve stroke that frequently does not meet the vertical stroke at its top, and stops at mid-vertical height.

&N;

N

N

A variant form of majuscule N, composed of four strokes. The first is a vertical stroke with serif that is joined to the second s- shaped curve, which is joined to another vertical stroke with a pronounced foot. This form of N is always crossed with a horizontal cross-stroke at mid-vertical height.

O

O

O

Majuscule O, formed in three strokes: two curved strokes form a large bowl, which contains another slightly curved stroke.

P

P

P

Majuscule P, composed of a seriffed vertical with pronounced foot. The second stroke curves to form the compartment, and extends past the vertical to form the cross- stroke. The bowl is frequently slightly open, and always contains an additional comma- shaped stroke.

R

R

R

Majuscule R similar to modern printed R, that is, composed of a vertical left stroke and of a right stroke that curves around from the top of that vertical to about its mid-point to form a bow, then ogees down and right to make the second leg. Additional ornamental strokes.

S

S

S

Majuscule S, composed of a large s-curve that is lozenged on both ends. The top curved cross-stroke has an exaggerated dip at its outset.

T

T

T

Majuscule T, composed of a pronounced horizontal headstroke above minim height and two vertical strokes. The first vertical stroke extends from the headstroke to the baseline, and curves back towards the headstroke (sometimes reaching the headstroke again). Another bowed stroke extends vertically from the headstroke to the baseline.

Þ

Þ

Majuscule thorn, composed largely like minuscule thorn, but slightly larger and with a more pronounced serif off its vertical.